August Deadlines

updated 2010


Dark Fountain

seeking Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Flash-Fiction

for Issue #1

deadline August 1, 2010

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seeking poetry and prose for its inaugural issue

also accepting visual art: query first

deadline August 1, 2010

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The Saigyo Awards for Tanka 2010

accepting works of unpublished Tanka

deadline August 1, 2010

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Sabra Taste Intervention Contest

sponsored by Sabra Dipping Company LLC and others

submit an essay of 400 words or less: “why you or another person needs to get out of a food rut” and photo…

deadline August 1, 2010

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The Champs Ultimate Sports Fan Man Cave Contest

“Submit a video or photo with 100 words showing us fandom, the room you want to makeover and telling us why YOU should win.”

deadline August 1, 2010

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(click rules on top bar) Anthology

The Written Wardrobe: Where Style & Story Collide

accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions

deadline August 1, 2010

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Redheaded Stepchild

only accepts poems that have been rejected by other magazines

submissions read in the months of August and February only

details @


Wild Apples

seeks visual arts, poetry, and prose – essays, short fiction and creative nonfiction

“special interest in work that engages themes of nature, sustainability, spirituality, global interdependence, compassionate engagement, or sense of place.”

deadline: poetry for issue 7 “Light” August 1, 2010 (changes after this)

details @


2010 Torrance Legacy Creative Writing Awards

entries from students in grades 4-12 only

accepting poetry & short stories within themed guidelines

deadline August 2, 2010

details @


Bayer’s “Give Back. Simply Win.” Contest

“win a chance to meet Nick Jonas and…”

Open to people with diabetes, 6 years of age and older

“Answer three simple essay questions, telling us how you are making a difference in your community.”

three age categories: 6-12, 13-17 and 18 +

deadline August 5, 2010

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 “A Dish Called Wanda” Contest

sponsored by A Word With You Press

deadline August 15, 2010

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Chicken of the Sea Super Cook Contest

submit “an essay in English of no more than 400-words describing why you are someone who can turn simple Chicken of the Sea…”

deadline August 15, 2010

details @


The Second Echoes of The Right to God Essay Contest

New: A 15-and-Under Category for Young People

Theme for Adults (16 and over): Everyday Spirituality in the world today

Theme for 15-and-Under Young: The world around you

deadline August 15, 2010

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Halfway Down the Stairs

September 2010 issue: Beginnings and Ends

accepting a variety of genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, except erotica and children’s literature

submissions from writers age 13 and up

deadline August 15, 2010

details @


The Swords & Sorcery Contest

fantasy writing contest sponsored by Scribophile

entry is free but “karma points” necessary

deadline August 15, 2010

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Florida Getaway Contest

“tell us in 100 words or less how a healthy getaway like this one would improve your well-being.”

deadline August 15, 2010

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The First Annual TOS Essay Contest

sponsored by The Objective Standard: Journal of Culture and Politics

topic: The Moral Foundation of Capitalism

accepting submissions from anyone ages 18 to 35…

deadline August 15, 2010

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ButterTree Press

seeks stories for Autumn issue of Henwit

by writers age 40 and up

Theme: Gathering

deadline August 15, 2010

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Rumpledsilksheets: Lesbian Fairy Tales

(for Ravenous Romance)

seeks “stories based on traditional fairy tales, but with a Lesbian slant”

deadline: August 15, 2010

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Towards an Accessible Future Contest

sponsored by Redstone Science Fiction

open for  “submissions that incorporate the values discussed in the essay The Future Imperfect by Sarah Einstein”

deadline August 15, 2010

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Lambda Literary Anthologies

1) Windy City Queer

seeking short fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, creative non-fiction, personal essay, performance texts, monologues, and scripts

deadline August 15, 2010

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2) Queer Girls in Class: Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories

seeking personal narratives and how they can influence classroom dynamics

deadline August 15, 2010

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BionicBong 2010 Writing Contest

publisher of Things Japanese, a literary magazine

“accepting haiku, prose poetry, postcard stories, flash fiction, short stories, and non-fiction pieces such as personal funny stories, tributes, reviews, interviews, and rants”

deadline August 15, 2010

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Radioactive Moat

seeks poetry, fiction, photography and art

deadline for /rm 3 August 15, 2010

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Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

sponsored by Upper Room Ministries

accepting children’s fiction

deadline 8/15/10

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Cup of Comfort

seeks inspirational true stories

Theme: Christian Women

deadline August 15, 2010

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Memoir (and) Journal: Prose, Poetry, Essay, Graphics, Lies and More

accepting prose, poetry, graphic memoir, narrative photography, and more

deadline August 16, 2010

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Past Loves Contest

sponsored by Spruce Mountain Press

accepting true stories of former sweethearts

deadline 8/17/10

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Make Magazine

theme: At Play (sports, theatre, leisure, and youth)

deadline for this theme is August 20, 2010

“Though you can submit your work online throughout the year, our reading periods happen in the weeks before and after each posted deadline”

details @


Homewood by Hilton “Why I Love Homewood” Contest

essay videos and pics about a stay at Homewood Hotel

deadline August 20, 2010

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Pagan Imagination is now: Pandora’s Imagination

seeking horror fiction: short stories only

for Harvest Moon Anthology

deadline August 20, 2010

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The New York Public Library’s 11th Annual Young Lions Fiction Award

accepting nominee submissions for either a novel or collection of short stories by an American writer age 35 or younger

deadline August 27, 2010

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CALL FOR PAPERS for The Nairobi Journal of Literature

seeking essays on the topic “The expansion of the East African Community to include Rwanda and Burundi – with the Democratic Republic of Congo also interested – has intensified interregional interaction between peoples and cultures in the region.”

soft copy deadline August 30, 2010

details @


The Fieldstone Review  

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 

poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction/personal essays 

issue 5 Reading period May 15, 2010 to August 30, 2010 

details @


PRISM International

seeks micro-fiction and poetry

for Winter 2010 issue

deadline August 31, 2010

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Creative Writers Circle

Finish the Story Contest/Prompt: “Summer had resurrected the woods…”

deadline August 31, 2010

details & full prompt @

seeking best online serial novel

cash prize $1,000 & publication

deadline 8/31/10

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Eaton Literary Agency

is offering $2,500 (US) prize for unpublished

fiction or nonfiction over 10,000 words

Deadline August 31, 2010

Details @


The Responsibility Project: “For The Win!” Contest

sponsored by Liberty Mutual

seeks essays “…how you’re using this summer to do the right thing, and what that means to you”

entries from teens, ages 13 – 17

deadline August 31, 2010

details @ (right side margin)


Morocco Travel Essay Contest

sponsored by

accepting essays or journal entries about Morocco: travel, art or culture

deadline August 31, 2010


Freshen Up Your Fridge Contest

sponsored by Daisy Brand, LLC

submit an essay, “in 50 words or less, why and how their eating habits could be improved through a refrigerator makeover.”

deadline August 31, 2010

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“Gold’n Good” Video Contest

submissions of stories: someone giving time and energy to make a difference, someone who does the right thing when it is not easy to do it…individual, organizations, or entire community’s stories that inspire…captured in a 1-3 minute video

open to U. S. residents 13 years of age or older

deadline August 31, 2010

details @

(official rules on bottom menu)


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